By: Ron Herrera and Adrian Martinez

Working-class communities across California are in crisis. Income inequality is at an all-time high, and our environment is suffering the consequences of decades of unmitigated pollution. …


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Working people in the United States have faced a deadly assault by wealthy corporate interests and anti-worker politicians, with devastating effects: income inequality, erosion of the middle class, and workers seeking to improve their lives face an uphill battle when…


The American people made a statement this election by turning out in record numbers. Even with the threat of the pandemic, we have seen record-level turnout, amplifying the need for restraint from any premature victory announcements.

In many states, ballots could not be counted until Election Day, even for early…


We are living in a critical moment in our nation’s history. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their lives due to a global pandemic, the likes of which we have never seen. Millions of workers are unemployed and are struggling to pay their bills, feed their children, and keep…


Today, the Labor Movement joins millions across our country in celebrating Juneteenth and commemorating the official freeing of the last enslaved people in the United States.

Juneteenth is especially poignant and takes on a renewed sense of purpose this year. Millions of people have taken to the streets demanding justice…


We are currently grappling with one of the most significant challenges in decades. The pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread across the globe and now presents a threat to the health of millions of working families.

While our nation struggles with this ordeal, it has been hard-working union members…


The current situation with the Coronavirus has hit Los Angeles, leaving many in our community concerned and confused. As announcements stream in about emergency procedures and canceled events, we assure you that the Los Angeles Labor Movement is working around the clock to ensure our members are protected.

We would…


While Labor Unions are often fighting against tremendous odds in the twenty-first century, that does not mean that they have lost their ferocity and their willingness to fight to protect working people. …


The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, representing over 300 labor unions, will continue to work with CA Senator Kamala Harris in the fights ahead.

Earlier today, California Senator Kamala Harris announced the suspension of her presidential campaign. While we regret to hear that Senator Harris will no longer be…


This past weekend, thousands of Angelenos gathered at Los Angeles State Historic Park to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fight against Proposition 187. Labor unions, elected officials, community members, and faith organizations broke bread, shared resources, and enjoyed an afternoon filled with music and fun activities.

While California is…

Ron Herrera

President, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 396

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